This is a split appointment with two distinct roles: Coordinator of the new Tourism and Hospitality online undergraduate degree, and Assistant Professor or Lecturer (depending on experience and degree) teaching responsibilities within the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Program (PRT). The successful candidate will work with a diverse population of students studying Tourism and Hospitality. Regarding coordination of the online program, the person in this position will collaborate with the PRT Director, tourism faculty, and the PRT Academic Advisor in confirming admission and eligibility requirements, marketing, tracking enrollment, course sequencing, and maintaining appropriate distance delivery course requirements. As Assistant Professor/Lecturer, responsibilities include teaching four undergraduate classes per academic year, which may include but are not limited to: Business of Government and Non-profits in PRT, Business of PRT, Business of Sport in PRT, Financial Management in PRT, PRT Experience and Service Marketing, and others as needed or assigned.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
This is a new position identified to provide leadership in the delivery of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism’s online emphasis in sustainable tourism and hospitality management. The position is split between online coordination and administration and teaching within the PRT program. The following description explains the dual aspects of this position.
Assistant Professor / Lecturer (50% FTE)
1. Instructor of record for two courses during fall semester and two courses during spring semester primarily, but not limited to: Business of Government and Non-profits in PRT, Business of PRT, Business of Sport in PRT, Financial Management in PRT, and PRT Experience and Service Marketing.
On-line Coordinator (50% FTE)
Primary responsibilities include administering the Tourism and Hospitality On-line Program, and include the following:
1. Assists with maintenance of Tourism and Hospitality On-line Program web pages and integration of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism website management;
2. Consults with and advises faculty and staff regarding appropriate infrastructure to support online learning;
3. Coordinates records and registration with the American Hotel and Lodging Association classroom materials and procedures;
4. Maintains the online curriculum tourism and hospitality course templates and assists in training faculty and contract instructors in this area;
5. Provides recommendations regarding educational technology equipment and software purchases that support an online format;
6. Works with Director of PRT and faculty to support online course teaching objectives and goals within the tourism and hospitality emphasis area;
7. Tracks and monitors tourism and hospitality program admission requirements, enrollment, and ongoing program progression;
8. Assists Academic Advisors with data compilation, statistical reports, and correspondence, depending upon the area of assignment;
9. Assists Academic Advisor and PRT Program Director with student notification and communication;
10. Maintains active communication with Academic Advisor and PRT Program Director regarding student issues of progression, program requirements, graduation requirements, and other relevant issues;
11. Assists in the maintenance of online academic files and student records;
12. Assists Program Directors, Academic Advisors, and faculty as needed.